Best Brad Nailer

In this best brad nailer review we’re going to go through the best brad nailer reviews that we have done here at Top Nailer Reviews. Summarize them (see the table below) and then to come up with an overall winner. The detailed ‘winner’ methodology follows on after the table summary. You probably know this already but all brads are 18 gauge, so in effect this is a review to find the best 18 gauge brad nailer.

Best BradNailer – Comparison Table

Nailer ModelTypeNail SizeNail CapacityDimentions (inches)WeightWarrantyNotesBest
Arrow EBN320REDElectric CableUpto 2 inch2004.2 x 15.3 x 16.78.75 lbs1 yearHas LED guiding light3rd
Dewalt DC608BBattery 5/8 to 2 inch11011 x 12-1/2 x 3-1/27.4 lbs3 years Battery & Charger NOT Inc.
Dewalt DC608K KitBattery5/8 to 2 inch11011 x 12-1/2 x 3-1/27.4 lbs3 yearsBattery & Charger IS Inc.1st
Senco FinishPro 2N1Air5/8 - 1 1/4 inch and 1/2 - 1 inch Staples11014.5 x 13.1 x 4.32.75 lbs1 yearCompressor not inc. Will take brads or staples
Senco PC0947Air 5/8 to 2 inch....9.1 x 10 x 4.12.9 lbs1 yearIncludes the compressor2nd

The Best of the Best Brad Nailers

First off all five of these brads are good products, you won’t go  far wrong with any of them. So how to make a decision as to the best of the best? Here is our approach:

  • Suitability for the job – nail length, work area (confined / open),  illumination.
  • Convenience of use – weight, size, comes with / without a cable  (without is usually superior)
  • Warranty – the longer the better
  • Extras – ‘useful’ features that other brads don’t have

What’s nice about this collection of top 5 best brad nailers is that  we’ve got a range of three different types – electric, battery and air (compressor). So if you have a preference then your choice is  more readily reduced.


In First Spot is the Battery Powered Dewalt DC608K

You can see at a glance that the Dewalt DC608K stands out as a great  leader! And is our best choice brad nailer. Here’s why:

  1. Battery operated so does not have a cumbersome cable that comes  either with a electric powered brad or a compressor type.
  2. Battery & charger IS included.
  3. Accommodates a good range of Brad nail lengths – from 5/8 inch – 2  inch.
  4. Takes a useful payload of 110 nails at a go.
  5. Size compares with all the rest.
  6. A good 3 years warranty.
  7. The only downside to the DC608K is that weighs in at just over 7  lbs, partly due to the fact that it contains the battery of course,  but also that it’s a rugged professional power tool that’s been built  to last – so the 3 years warranty is nice to have, but you’re  probably not going to need it!

Get the Dewalt DC608K here


In 2nd Spot is the Air Powered SencoPC0947

If the weight of the 608K is putting you off and you don’t mind  compressor powered tools then the SencoPC0947 is the way to go. It’s a lightweight piece of kit (just 2.9 lbs) so you’ll be able to use  if for hours at a go without wearing yourself out. It has all the benefits of the 608K except that you’ll be trailing the compressor  cord behind you. It comes included with a compressor and a one year warranty.

Get the Senco PC0947 here


But you Already Have A Compressor?

If you already have a suitable compressor (e.g. from another air  powered power tool) and you like that form of power then you might want to get the Senco FinishPro 2N1. And the  FinishPro 2N1 will handle staples as well.

Get the Senco FinishPro 2N1 here


A Note About Pricing vs Product Quality

And just to put price and quality in perspective, all of the nailers that have made it to Top Nailer Reviews are 4 or 5 star products – they are all good! And price-wise are usually in the $100 – $350(ish) range. At much less than $100 it’s unlikely that you’ll get a quality nail gun that’ll run the course. And for a quality lasting product the price range under consideration is not unreasonable.


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